Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
My doubts are growing about this whole spread betting weekend thing. I’ve been watching it anxiously all weekend. Last weekend you may recall the market opened vastly lower than the WWS indicated. People here offered all kinds of excuses for them. But I’ve seen it happen the second weekend in a row. Here we have the quote:(more…)
A couple of dawgs in Georgia got free run of the aquarium, since everything is shut down.
Human nature is an endlessly curious thing. I noticed a new example of this just yesterday.
Since we are sheltering-in-place, we permit ourselves very few trips out into the big bad world. I took it upon myself to do a grocery run yesterday. Since this is a rare privilege, I decided to drive not to the close-by Whole Foods in Palo Alto, but the substantially larger one in Los Altos.
It was, as usual, full of people…………but not food. I noted with gallows humor amusement that in the otherwise near-empty produce section, there was an abundance of three-foot long aloe vera leaves. Hardly the stuff of a sumptuous weekend meal.(more…)
Today marks the 15th year that the Slope of Hope exists. It seems fitting, given the circumstances around us, to share this clip from Monty’ Python’s Meaning of Life:(more…)